A Potion to Die For by Heather Blake

Mystery Book Club

A Potion to Die For Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. Is the first line, “If there were a Wanted poster for witches, I was sure my freckled face would be on it” engaging?
  3. Does the lack of cell phones in town change the story?
  4. What do you think of a main character who brews love potions?
  5. Were you surprised that the town people were chasing her to buy love potions to save their marriages rather than to arrest her for being a witch?
  6. Do you like Carly?
  7. What do you think of her cousin Delia?
  8. What did you think of finding the body at the end of Chapter 1?
  9. Dylan is a police officer and Carly’s ex-fiancée, is that awkward?
  10. Is it weird that in a cozy mystery that the victim was a well-liked lawyer?
  11. What do you think of Carly’s magic?
  12. Carly takes her cats to work with her, do you like cats in a magic shop?
  13. Does it seem a little odd that people clamoring for Carly’s potions are put off by one man who dislikes her and is under a cloud of suspicion himself and claims she poisoned him?
  14. Why do you think big city lawyers keep trying to buy the Old Buzzard Inn?
  15. Does it seem like this book has many suspects?
  16. Is Marjie a real suspect because of her shooting at trespassers?
  17. Does it seem weird that Delia is selling Carly’s lovely hand-blown glass bottles at a church white elephant event when she has her own store?
  18. Why is Carly’s mom’s competitor, Johnny, threatening Carly?
  19. Should Carly have someone to bounce her ideas about the case off of?
  20. Did you expect Coach Butts to physically attack Carly?
  21. Should Carly use the key to Nelson’s house that Bernice gave her?
  22. Did you think that Angelea was the embezzler?
  23. Were you surprised the Carly risked her life to save Angelea?
  24. Is showing the murderer her ring that she lost while dumping the body a good idea?
  25. Did you like the book?
  26. Would you read more in the series?

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